The Alderson Broaddus University BattlerBand was formed in 2012 and has become a vital part of athletic events. The BattlerBand performs at halftime of all home and select away football games. The Pep Band has an increasing presence at men and women’s basketball games as well as other sporting events.
As the largest student spirit group on campus, the BattlerBand is committed to making each performance as energetic and fun as possible. While still young, the enthusiasm and support for this group have been astronomical, having gained a positive reputation with nearly every group on campus and being established in the region.
In the coming years, the BattlerBand will be seen at competitions throughout the tri-state area.
Meet the Marching Band Director
Robert Palmer hails from the Midwest and attended Western Illinois University. While there, he majored in music composition (B.M.) and music performance (M.M.). He was involved in almost every facet of the School of Music, including the wind ensemble, choirs, university orchestra, opera, and athletic bands. He also attended the University of Arizona and continued his music education degree.
During his graduate studies, he was a graduate assistant for the bands’ department. His primary duties included assisting with the concert rehearsals, running the pep bands, and assisting the 150 piece ‘Marching Leatherneck’ marching band.
Robert has been involved with athletic bands for nearly 15 years, having performed in, led, and coordinated seasons for both high school and college groups. He continues to work with various high school groups and looks forward to working with the students, staff, and administration to grow the AB BattlerBand and Spirit Squads.